Dr. Peter Hagerty (PhD)
Edward Chambré Hardman : Photographer (1898-1988)
Edward Fitzmaurice Chambré Hardman was an Irish photographer born in Dublin, Ireland. Aged 18 he spent four years as a regular officer in the Gurkha Rifles in India, after which he moved to Liverpool which became his permanent home. Influenced by his father's amateur experiments Chambré Hardman became interested in photography during his childhood, but did not establish a working practice until 1923 when he opened a portrait studio in Liverpool. While portraiture was Chambré Hardman's livelihood, his real photographic interest lay in landscape photography which he pursued throughout his life alongside his commercial practice. His most famous photographs include "A Memory of Avignon"(1923), "The Copse" (1934) and "The Birth of the Ark Royal" (1950).
After Hardman's death a trust was established to protect and conserve his work. His house and studio at 59 Rodney Street, Liverpool is now run by the National Trust,UK and is open to the public.
Details of Hardman's Studio, National Trust, UK http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Hardman's photographs are held in archival sttorage conditions at Local History, Liverpool Central Libraries, Liverpool
An Inventory listing of Hardman's photographs and ephemera held at Liverpool Central Library as of November 1993 can be downloaded as a PDF document Download PDF
Subsequent archival work post 1993 has been undertaken but is not included here
Further details of Chambré Hardman's landscape photography can be
found in the PhD thesis by Dr. Peter Hagerty "The Continuity of
Landscape Representation: The Photography of E.Chambrï¿½ Hardman
The Continuity of Landscape Representation:
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